Patents Examined by Brian A Dukert
  • Patent number: 11116639
    Abstract: A system and method for further improving upon an ability of a surgeon to reduce or eliminate impaction forces when installing or assembling a prosthesis. An implant includes a surface treatment for aiding operations with the implant. For example, some surface treatments provide an asymmetry in installation versus removal to bias the associated implant deeper into an installation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Kambiz Behzadi
  • Patent number: 11116620
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for delivering prosthesis implants into surgically-created implant pockets in a subject and for preventing capsular contracture resulting from surgical insertion of prosthesis implants. The device may include a delivery member operable to wrap around the implant thereby forming a conforming cavity around the implant that conforms to the shape of the implant. The delivery member is also operable to propel the implant from the conforming cavity into the implant pocket in the subject upon the application of mechanical force to the delivery member. The device also includes a shielding member coupled with the delivery member. The shielding member is operable to shield the implant from at least a portion of the dissection tunnel connecting the incision to the implant pocket during delivery of the implant to the implant pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen David Bresnick
  • Patent number: 11116644
    Abstract: An example expandable interbody device can include a structural body having an upper endplate and a lower endplate. The device can include at least one wedge block and at least one linkage block arranged between the upper and lower endplates. The linkage block can include a plurality of linkages and a shear pin disposed at a respective proximal end of each of the linkages. The device can include a drive screw extending through the wedge and linkage blocks. The drive screw can be configured to rotate and drive the wedge block to expand the upper and lower endplates of the structural body from the closed position to an intermediate position. Additionally, the drive screw can be further configured to rotate and drive the linkage block to expand the upper and lower endplates of the structural body from the intermediate position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MiRus LLC
    Inventors: Adam Marrocco, Josh Gunn
  • Patent number: 11110201
    Abstract: Tissue compositions and methods of preparation thereof are provided. The tissue compositions can be used to treat or regenerate muscle tissue. The compositions can be configured to provide increased strength compared to other muscle matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Li Ting Huang, Eric Stec, Nathaniel Bachrach, Hui Xu
  • Patent number: 11109977
    Abstract: A femoral hip joint spacer. The spacer has a prosthesis body with a ball head, a neck, a stem and an anchoring sleeve which encloses the stem on a proximal side of the stem with a circumferential fastening area, irrigation liquid inlet and outlet openings in the body surface, at least one irrigation liquid discharge opening on a distal side of the stem and at least one irrigation liquid intake opening on the ball head or on the neck. The discharge opening is connected in a liquid-permeable manner to the inlet opening but not to the outlet opening and the intake opening is connected inside the prosthesis body in a liquid-permeable manner to the outlet opening but not to the inlet opening. A cavity open on two sides is formed inside the anchoring sleeve and connects a proximal side to a distal side of the sleeve in a liquid-permeable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 11109854
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing a biological construct according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, attaching a suture loop/needle construct to a reinforcement material and stitching the reinforcement material to a biological construct to form a reinforced biological construct. The reinforcement material is attached to the suture loop/needle construct prior to approximating the reinforcement material to the biological construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Guerra, Jacob A. Jolly, Dustin T. Libby, Thomas M. Deberardino
  • Patent number: 11110200
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to ionic polymer compositions, including semi- and fully interpenetrating polymer networks, methods of making such ionic polymer compositions, articles made from such ionic polymer compositions, and methods of making such articles and packaging for such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Iraklis Kourtis, Jun Li, Lampros Kourtis
  • Patent number: 11103360
    Abstract: A spinal fusion cage, having a C-shaped posterior body with a plurality of insertable shims passing therethrough and into a vertebral body above or below the C-shaped posterior body; an anterior plate that is attachable to the opposite ends of the C-shaped posterior body; and a plurality of screws passing through the anterior plate and extending into a vertebral body above or below the anterior plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Woodruff
  • Patent number: 11103354
    Abstract: A system and method for further improving upon an ability of a surgeon to reduce or eliminate impaction forces when installing or assembling a prosthesis. An implant includes a surface treatment for aiding operations with the implant. For example, some surface treatments provide an asymmetry in installation versus removal to bias the associated implant deeper into an installation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Kambiz Behzadi
  • Patent number: 11103352
    Abstract: The invention is a prosthetic joint, for example, knee joint, including a first joint component which is preferably polyetheretherketone containing barium sulphate and a second joint component which is preferably a polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INVIBIO LIMITED
    Inventor: Adam Briscoe
  • Patent number: 11096771
    Abstract: A device having a structured coating for adhering to rough, in particular biological, surfaces, includes a carrier layer, wherein a plurality of protrusions is arranged on the carrier layer, which protrusions each comprise at least a shaft having an end face pointing away from the surface, and wherein a further layer is arranged at least on the end face, wherein the layer has a different modulus of elasticity than the protrusion in question. The further layer can also fill the intermediate spaces between the protrusions such that an internal structured coating is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materiallen gemeinnützige GmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Arzt, Sarah Fischer, Klaus Kruttwig, René Hensel, Bernhard Schick, Gentiana Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11096791
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an artificial femoral prosthesis (100) for knee arthroplasty, a tibial prosthesis (150), a medial femoral unicompartmental prosthesis (201), a lateral femoral unicompartmental prosthesis (301), and a femoral trochlear prosthesis (401). The femoral prosthesis (100) comprises: a medial condyle portion (51) and a medial trochlear portion (131), wherein an articular surface of the medial condyle portion appears in a sagittal section as an arc of a first ellipse (38), and an articular surface of the medial trochlear portion appears in the sagittal section as an arc of a second ellipse or circle (40); and lateral members (91, 141), comprising a lateral trochlear portion (141) and a lateral condyle portion (91), wherein an articular surface of the lateral trochlear portion appears in the sagittal section as an arc of a third ellipse or circle (80), and an articular surface of the lateral condyle portion appears in the sagittal section as an arc of a fourth ellipse (78).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 11090160
    Abstract: A maxillofacial orthognathic fixation implant assembly and its method of production and use, the implant being an assembly of an upper anchor implant member, a lower anchor implant member and at least one bridging implant member, the anchor implant members being adapted to be securely mounted to a maxilla and the at least one bridging implant member being adapted to connect the upper anchor implant member to the lower anchor implant member in a fixed and rigid manner. With the anchor implant members affixed to the maxilla and the maxilla surgically separated between the upper and lower anchor implant members to create a lower portion detached an upper portion, the at least one bridging implant member is connected between the upper and lower anchor implant members to secure and maintain the lower portion of the maxilla in a desired post-operative position relative to the upper portion of the maxilla.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: KLS MARTIN, INC., KLS MARTIN, LP
    Inventors: Thomas S. Johnston, Tirth Patel
  • Patent number: 11090169
    Abstract: A spinal cage with a wall extending in a longitudinal direction defining an interior space is disclosed. There is also provided a deployable element in movable relation to the spinal cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: James Bruffey, Bret E. Hartzell, Andrew Tojek
  • Patent number: 11090146
    Abstract: A size adjustable cover used for soft tissue reinforcement which is adapted to envelop an implantable device, such as a breast implant, in a surgical application. The cover is formed using a circular two-dimensional implantable matrix material having an inner circle and a plurality of fringes which radiate circumferentially from the inner circle. The implantable device is positioned upon the inner circle, and the plurality of fringes are folded inwardly to form an overlapping implant pocket which envelops the implantable device. Each fringe further has a punched opening, allowing a loop of suture thread to link each fringe together. Certain fringes are excluded from the loop to create stabilization tabs which radiate from the inner circle and are attached to a site of host implantation to stabilize the cover and the implantable device within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Anke Young
  • Patent number: 11083560
    Abstract: Methods of treating airway stenosis are provided. Methods include gradually dilating the stenotic region of a patient's airway lumen with sequentially implanted customized airway stents. The airway stents are sequentially implanted until the diameter of the stenotic region of the patient's airway has substantially the same diameter as the diameter of an adjacent healthy region of the patient's airway lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, NEW COS INC
    Inventors: Thomas Gildea, Keith Grafmeyer
  • Patent number: 11083587
    Abstract: An implant assembly comprising an implant having a load bearing surface with a contour corresponding to a patient's articular surface, and a bone facing surface including a fixation element, an anchor configured to be secured to bone beneath said patient's articular surface, said anchor including a second fixation element, and wherein said first fixation element is configured to be secured to said second fixation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Sikora, Steven W. Ek
  • Patent number: 11083819
    Abstract: A joint spacer is provided for treatment of a joint of a human subject, the joint spacer including a pouch having a wall including a dermal graft material. The joint spacer is configured to be inserted into a space of the joint, and is shaped, when the pouch is inserted into the space and filled, to provide mechanical support to the joint. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph A. Abboud
  • Patent number: 11083572
    Abstract: A heart valve repair device, comprising an atrial-fixation member having an expandable mesh configured to have oval or circular shape in a deployed configuration, the atrial-fixation member defining a central lumen; and a baffle extending from a portion of the atrial-fixation member, the baffle having an anterior portion with a smooth, atraumatic surface configured to coapt with at least a portion of one or more native leaflets of a native heart valve, a posterior portion configured to engage and displace at least a portion of another native leaflet of the native heart valve, wherein the baffle extends radially inward from the atrial-fixation member into the central lumen to approximate a closed position of the displaced native leaflet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Half Moon Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt McLean, Hanson S. Gifford, III, James I. Fann, Douglas Sutton
  • Patent number: 11077228
    Abstract: IPN compositions and methods of making the same are provided. The IPN compositions can include a water swellable, water permeable IPN or semi-IPN member with a first polymer network including a hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer, a second polymer network including a non-ionic polymer, and a third polymer network including an ionic polymer containing sulfonic acid functional groups that are otherwise difficult to form composites with hydrophobic polymers. The IPN compositions can be used in orthopedic implants or in mechanical applications as a bearing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lampros Kourtis, Iraklis Kourtis, Jun Li, Gary Li